ICF International Awarded New $7.2 Million Contract to Conduct School Health Policies and Practices Study
2012 Study Focuses on School Health Programs Nationwide
Fairfax, Virginia, April 1, 2010 -
ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI), a leading provider of consulting services and technology solutions to government and commercial clients, has been awarded a new contract by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH), to conduct the School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS) 2012. The contract's term is for 32 months and has a value of $7.2 million.
Under terms of the contract, ICF International will collect data on eight elements of a comprehensive school health program from state agencies in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia and from a nationally representative sample of school districts, schools, and classrooms. ICF International previously conducted SHPPS in 1994 and 2006.
"The award of this contract continues our long history of working with DASH. To continue building on the relationships and knowledge base established during the fielding of SHPPS 2006 is an exciting endeavor," said James Ross, senior vice president for ICF International. "The information collected by this study will be used at the national, state, and local levels to assess and shape the future of school health programs."
Conducted every six years, SHPPS is the largest, most comprehensive assessment of school health programs in the United States, collecting information on healthy and safe school environment, health education, physical education and activity, health services, mental health and social services, nutrition services, faculty and staff health promotion, and family and community involvement. SHPPS 2012 will be conducted using a combination of Web-based data collection and computer-assisted personal interviewing (CAPI) survey technologies.
About ICF International
ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI) partners with government and commercial clients to deliver professional services and technology solutions in the energy and climate change; environment and infrastructure; health, human services, and social programs; and homeland security and defense markets. The firm combines passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire program life cycle, from research and analysis through implementation and improvement. Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. More than 3,500 employees serve these clients worldwide. ICF's Web site is http://www.icfi.com/.
Caution Concerning Forward-looking Statements
Statements that are not historical facts and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties are "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements may concern our current expectations about our future results, plans, operations and prospects and involve certain risks, including those related to the government contracting industry generally; our particular business, including our dependence on contracts with U.S. federal government agencies; and our ability to acquire and successfully integrate businesses. These and other factors that could cause our actual results to differ from those indicated in forward-looking statements are included in the "Risk Factors" section of our securities filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements included herein are only made as of the date hereof, and we specifically disclaim any obligation to update these statements in the future.